Friday, October 4, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Mark Kuklewicz, of Hagerstown, MD, loving husband and father of three children and grandfather to five children, passed away at the age of 76. Born June 8, 1943 in North Carolina, Mark Kuklewicz was the eldest of Edward and Helene (Buxbaum) Kuklewicz’s three children. He and Susan (Wiese) Kuklewicz were married on January 25, 1969, recently celebrating their 50th anniversary, and raised three sons.
Mark received his degree in mechanical engineering in 1968 and worked as a design and test engineer at the National Institute of Standards & Technology for many decades. While there, Mark contributed to the ASHRAE journals and worked on testing the operation of military tanks in extreme temperatures, among other projects. He also received an award for his work on reducing energy on Navy ships.
He was passionate about his family and also about his collection of Model A vehicles and was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Mark instilled his love of animals in his children and shared the understanding of responsibility and hard work by having them raise many animals at their home growing up. He also enjoyed volunteering in the Boy Scouts of America.
Mark is survived by his wife, Susan, brother Rhys and wife Sue and son Brett, and his sister Gwen and her husband Floyd, his son Robert and his wife Kathleen and daughter Libby, David and his wife Veronique with their daughters Claudia and Victoria, and Andrew and his wife Milyssa and their children Connor and Kailey.
The funeral service will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD. Family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington Humane Society here: https://hswcmd.networkforgood.com/projects/58997-help-hswc
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. He was one of the finest Scoutmasters that Troop 445 of Damascus MD ever had. It was an honor and a privilege to have worked with him as a scout leader. Roger Thor Roop Troop 445's Scoutmaster 2004-1019
Roger Thor Roop
New Windsor, MD
Mark was a lifetime friend from two neighborhoods that we grew up in. Marlyn and I offer our deepest sympathies to the whole Kuklewicz family.
Winchester , VA
We were so saddened to hear about Mark. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Warm Regards, Charlie,Terri Dan And Charlsie
Terri and Charlie Sienkwicz
Damascus , Maryland
Mr. K was a very generous person. I admired his commitment to scouting many years after his boys were no longer scouts. He was a role model for all scouts of Troop 445. Damascus, MD. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
My sincere condolence to Mark's wife and family. I am one of a few regular customers of McDonald's in Longmeadow Shopping Center. We all enjoyed having coffee and exchange of conversations. He will be missed.
Mark will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Allen and Le Anna Richards
I was so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I worked with him for many years in the Plant Division at NIST. I remember him as a kind person that had a story to tell about almost any subject. My thoughts are with your family during this sad time.
Mark was one of the greatest men i’ve ever known. I will always remember his kindness and generosity, I’m sure he will be missed by all the people that surrounded him. My sincere and deep condolences to my brothers Andrew, David and Rob, and my host mom Susan. Farewell dear host dad, rest in piece. With love, Jorge
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Tina Samios Angle, NHHS '61
Tina Samios Angle
Mr. K is fondly remembered as a compassionate role model and influential figure in my growth in Boy Scouting. His steadfast cheerfulness remains a fond example to attain, he will be missed.
Baton rouge, LA
My condolences to the Kuklewicz family. I have many fond memories from Troop 445.
Odenton , MD
We are so sorry for your loss. I remember many Boy Scout activities with Mark, and sitting around the fire listening to him. Our hearts are with the family in this time of sorrow.
Kelly and Roman Steichen
Mount Airy, Maryland
My deepest condolences to the Kuklewicz family - you're all in my thoughts.